Lawrence wrote:Mr. Ellen, I've not read that srtory for quite a while and it's worth noting that Allied replaced all the bottles for all the sellers, myself included, which I thought was very, very decent of them.
Aidan wrote:The people in Florence were much nicer.
Di Blasi wrote:Italy is Italy! A beautiful, wonderful and very special place! Being half Italian, (having most of my family still there and spending lots of time there throughout my life), I can also say it's a "survival of the fittest mentality" so to speak. Not only do you have to watch your change and wallet, etc, you have to be aware of the shoes on your feet, as they may be stolen while you're walking around enjoying the sites. My grandfather says "Italy is the most beautiful country in the world, but too bad it's full of Italians!"
Di Blasi wrote:Excellent point Aidan, well put! America will count 300 million in October, and yes, lots of very different and wonderful people there! I'll be visiting New York in September, and will have to visit Keane's Chophouse! Any other recomendations or "whisky spots" you found? Did you visit Park Avenue Liquors?
Di Blasi wrote:If you're speaking of the Park Avenue special bottling of OMC Ardbeg 12y rum cask finish, yes it's excellent! Perhaps on your next visit you can pick up another of their special bottlings as I've heard they're usually all good. Sorry to hear about the customs officer, but not surprised. They certainly do have a warm and welcoming way to scare people!